One of the advantages of being an island is that you have water all around you and sandy beaches to match, where one can enjoy surfing in Hikkaduwa, Jet Ski riding, boogie boarding in Bentota, kite surfing in Kalpitiya all year around in many locations around the island. If the surf is not right in one place you simply move to the next place and Sri Lanka being small, one can get to the next best destination of your choice without much hassle and carry on with the your preferred above water activity.
Bentota, a mere 2 hours away from Colombo and hails as a premier resort town with no less than 15 Star class Hotels clustered together plus numerous other less than 10 rooms boutique style hotels with Sun, surf and sand.
Hikkaduwe located on the south western coast is one of the the best locations for surfing. Hikkaduwa is more crowded while arugambay is completely the opposite, but lacks the development of Hikkaduwe.
One of the key places with all the right conditions to kite surf is Kalpitiya, located about 95 km from Colombo, this sandy peninsula with the Indian Ocean on one side and the Kalpitiya lagoon on the others offers a covered heaven for kite surfers. You can either carry your own gear or hire from the local club at an hourly rate
Arugambay is situated in the Eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka and is regarded as one of the 10 best surfing destinations of the world, thus also making it an ideal place to learn surfing with many...